South Africa is a gorgeous country with incredible mountain ranges, deep pools of clear blue water and a bevy of animals. It’s any hiker’s dream destination because there’s so much to see and lots of land to cover. There are a multitude of trails in the country, but here are three to get started.
Golden Gate Highlands Rhebok Hiking Trail
Located in the Free State near Clarens, this trail is a massive one that will take a couple days to complete. For any trail that takes longer than a few hours, it’s best to hire a guide or use a fully charged GPS. A guide can point out the mountain ranges, ravines and safe places to camp along this trail. There will be many moments to capture the beauty of the terrain through a camera lens, so pack your camera for the best shots.
Blyde River Hiking Trail
Even longer than the previous trail, this one will take an estimated five days to complete. It’s located in Mpumalanga and is one of those hikes that can change how you see the world. Visitors will pass through God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon. This is one of the largest canyons in the world. Along the canyon, travelers can see the beautiful fauna that grows alongside, as well as animals that use the canyon and river.
Sentinel Peak Hiking Trail
No hiking trip in South Africa is complete without taking a trail that passes through the Drakensberg mountain range. Travelers must climb ladders against rock faces and maneuver across boulders to reach the peak, but the view is worth it.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.